Byron Alder

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This contest is conducted on a part of the Utah Agricultural College Farm near the experimental poultry yards. It is managed by the Poultry Department with an experienced poultry raiser indirect charge of the feeding and care of the hens in the contest. The buildings, grounds, and fences were built and furnished by the Experiment Station.

The purpose of the contest is (1) to impress on the poultry raisers the importance of greater care in the selection of their fowls and in the value of proper feeding and housing and (2) to stimulate a greater interest in the breeding of better fowls. The contest also makes it possible for any breeder to have his strain of fowls tested for production and compared with other strains under the same conditions.